So I got a wordpress theme and decided to make a splash screen which was at the top with one of my own because the orginal one, though was amazing but I couldnt actually understand what it was. So I opened photoshop entered the dimensions: 761×151 px how do i know that ? well in the themes section in the wordpress admin clicking on the custom image header shows these dimensions. Ok for the splash screen I had something in mind to make a garage with some grass and a guy with a shovel, something like a typical garage environment at the same time I wanted it to be all black white and shades of gray.Initially I made an ellipse assigned it the color grey and moved it down so one part of it stayed up the rest of it down, which doesnt get included so no harm done.
The next step was to add grass. I looked around for a while searching google for some grass images but then this heart shape in photoshop kept bothering me so I clicked it and voila i see lots of shapes. Scrolling through them I saw grass. Made a layer with grass and copied them by clicking ‘alt’ and dragging them all around the ground area. There are alot of custom shapes availible, I used grass 2 there was others aswell but just a personal choice.
Now for the garage. I grabbed the garage image from http://www.firstdaycottage.com/images/GarageSketch.jpg. Now to remove its background so i could place it on the ground area I opened this image used the magic wand tool and selected the white area. Then right clicked and selected the “Select Inverse” option which gives you the inverse, the not selected area which is the garage and there you have it.
The cycle , shovels even the man digging his own grave 😀 is from photoshop custom shapes, thats pretty much there is to the splashscreen/banner/ watever u wanna call it.